It’s not Obama we’re after. It’s big government.


Some people believe that the trifecta of scandals now engulfing the White House affords an opportunity to impeach President Obama. Those people are wrong. President Obama will serve out his term. To try to make it otherwise would be overreach.

Besides, there are bigger fish to fry.

President Obama isn’t the problem. The problem is big-government liberalism. And the opportunity to discredit that ideology is ripe.

Since the 2008 campaign, the president has sought to convince us that we can trust government and that a larger role for government in our daily lives will be good for us. But as the IRS scandal continues to unfold, we find out again that government not only can abuse its power, it has and it will.

When humans are given power over other humans, it is only a matter of time before that power is abused. Thus, the conservative argument for small government. The president’s sonorous assurances notwithstanding, the founders had it right in their understanding that government must be constrained.

If you haven’t yet connected the dots between the IRS that targets political opponents of the administration and the IRS that will act as enforcer of Obamacare, please go to a quiet room, turn off your cell phone, sit down, clear your mind and please, please try again.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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  1. C M Solomon says:

    I can hardly wait for the screams of terror when the Liberal/Socialist/Marxist defenders of BIG GOVERNMENT awaken to the fact that the IRS not only has ultimate knowledge of their EVERY monetary transaction but their FULL and COMPLETE health history and lifestyle (healthy or not). But wait! Isn’t the government, us? Why should we fear the IRS bureaucracy? Aren’t they working for us, after all?

    WRONG! BIG GOVERNMENT is in fact, the unaccountable administrative state that is unelected and is so huge that it operates as a quasi-police state that CAN NOT BE TAMED by any temporary politician. DO you realize that an IRS employee is almost completely immune from being fired? Their UNION contract is one of the strongest in the world.

    The dupes of Marxism will never realize that BIG GOVERNMENT is a monopoly that operates outside the bounds of the Constitution and is already positioned to CONTROL every aspect of our lives. (Hundreds of thousands of pages of Federal Regulations that NO ONE can comprehend is proof enough). Individual Liberty cannot be tolerated and the superiority of BIG GOVERNMENT must be defended in order to PROTECT the millions of bureaucrats that owe their allegiance to their organization, career protection from accountability, longevity, and retirement in the administrative state.

    Everyone will become a statistic that is treated as a number (not a person) that gets 100% health coverage, but gets XX% HEALTH CARE as determined by their lifestyle, age, and dare we say, political contributions and evidence of a PROPER belief system. Bible-believing, conservative, freedom-loving, defenders of the Constitution need not apply for equal treatment if they are discovered in opposition to the administrative state of the BIG GOVERNMENT elite. The current IRS scandal that targeted Conservative groups in order to suppress Conservative vote turnout in the last election is just the tip of the iceberg.

    But wait! I forgot! The Liberal/Socialist/Marxist defenders of BIG GOVERNMENT are sure to get priority in the Federal “good guy” list for health care. I’m sorry – – – never mind.

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